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What is Etymology

Etymology is the study of words and their origins and development.

The study of the origin of words. apex
The official definition of the word etymology is "the study of the origin of words and the way in which their meanings have changed throughout history."

What is the second most widely spoken language in the world today

Sino-Tibetan

What is the most widely spoken language family in the world today

The Germanic family is the most widely spoken. It includes: English, German, Dutch, Swedish, Danish, Norwegian, Icelandic, Frisian, Afrikaans, Yiddish, and several others.

What constitutional amendment outlawed slavery in the US

The thirteenth amendment outlawed slavery in the United States.

Choose the term that fits this definition taxes levied on the removal of natural resources

Severance

What term is defined as a new hypothetical language created by a comparative reconstruction of similar languages

protolanguage

The study of ancient languages and written texts

Philology is the study of ancient languages and written texts.

Which language family is most closely related to the founding of western civilization

indo-european

Which of these is not one of the Indo European languages

Uralic and Altaic :] <3

The study of how the use of language affects any or all parts of a culture or a society

sociolinguistics

Which of these was created because of the need to understand Native American languages

Structuralism was created because of the need to understand Native American languages.

What are sound patterns that have meaning

words

Which of these is also referred to as descriptive linguistics

Synchronic linguistics

What term describes a variety of a language that is distinguished by pronunciation

A variety of a language that is distinguished by pronunciation is a dialect.

Which of these best describes the syntactic component of grammar

it displays how the arrangement of the words is related to the meaning of the sentence.

Which countries share the same language family with Japan

None. Japanese is part of the Japonic language family, which only includes languages from Mainland Japan and the Ryukyu Islands.

Which of these language families includes the Chinese language

Sino-Tibetan

The examination of the hieroglyphics in an ancient Egyptian pyramid would be part of which discipline

philology

According to Census 2000 what happened between 1990 and 2000 to the number of people in the US who spoke Spanish

It increased.

According to Census 2000 what percent of the US population is foreign born

11.1 percent

According to Census 2000 which state had the largest two or more races population

California

During which century did Europeans begin to search by sea for a new route to Asia looking for trade wealth and territory

15th Century

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What term refers to the study of the origin of words

Ethymology.

What does the study of the meaning or interpretation of words parts of words phrases or sentences

semantics

What statements best describes Which of these statements best describes medical care in Bulgaria

not good

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